Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
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NCAA Division I-AA
Colonial Athletic Association
James Madison University Rankings
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.152 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.160 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.160 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.214 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.246 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After James Madison University
- Very Good1004
Living on campus provides a great sense of community among the students. It lets new incoming freshmen become accustomed to building relationships with one another. The proximity to classes on campus make it convenient to arrive to classes on time. The best dorm on the JMU campus, in my opinion, is Skyline because it is one of the newest dorms on the campus. Although it is not located in the dead center of the campus, it is still very close to most of my classes. The longest walk to my class is approximately 10 minutes! The cost of attending the university is the one of the best-valued in the state of Virginia. Although, as a freshmen it is initially nerve-wracking to enter a new atmosphere with new people, JMU's campus is one of the most adaptable and friendly I have ever witnessed.
- College Student
- May 14 2015
I am applying for the Athletic Training program. This program is the reason I decided to come to JMU in the first place. I hadn't considered anything else. Of all the Athletic Training programs in Virginia, James Madison's is the best! They have a 100% BOC passing rate and it teaches you many things other colleges don't such as how to use the machines like E-Stim. This program, which only admits 18 people every spring semester, allows the students to work next to certified athletic trainers to assist with the athletes and it gives them a personal feel of the daily life of an athletic trainer, where students are allowed to treat athletes, monitor rehabilitation, take inventory, and help train students who desire to be in the program! I plan on being an Athletic Trainer for a profession football team. The only concerns I have is that there are not many of those positions available.
- College Freshman
- Apr 16 2014
JMU is a great place to be! The FOOD is so good, I cry tears of joy. Not only that, but there are so many memories that are made in the dining halls. Dining services is very active with the student body, something that many colleges don't have. Food is a BIG part of culture in the US, JMU does a fantastic job of honoring that culture and striving to create new traditions at the table. JMU is also the most beautiful college in the US. There is NOTHING like the Blue Ridge Mtns. Location, location, location! The views, the hiking, the rivers, the trains, it's practically indescribable. JMU is a MUST!
- College Sophomore
- 5 months ago